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tonight on "nightline," day of rage. fires, anti-american protests erupt in over 30 countries. demonstrators torch u.s. embassies, destroy american businesses, even display photos of osama bin laden. as the bodies of four americans killed in libya return home, we have the latest on the full-blown crisis over an amateur but inflame toir movie. the new oprah? the talk show queen is passing the torch to this straight-talking counselor whose specialty is fixing lives. tonight, oprah and iyanla vanzant talk about their new project and their famous feud. and, battle royale. a topless photo scandal rocks
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the royal palace, as prince william and kate sue a magazine in a paparazzi skirmish reminiscent of the late princess diana. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, the fires of anti-americanism are burning around the world tonight. all sparked by a film called "the innocence of muslims," which may not even be a real film. only a laughably amateurish trailer exists online, created by a convicted fraudster in hiding and described by one man who worked on it as something like a "saturday night live" sketch directed by the three stooges. but even the lamest portrayal of the prophet muhammad as a thug and child rapist was enough to enrage crowds on a deadly scale today. the u.s. state department is deeming with a full-blown
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crisis. tonight, even as they mourn four of their own. some were small pockets of chanting and flag burning. others, exploded into deadly riots. but if we put all the demonstrations on a map, you can see how the anger has spread like a global plague. over 30 countries saw protests today, and now a total of six american posts have come under attack. in tunisia, two were killed by local police as an embassy building burned. tleelt more shot down in sudan before the angry crowds turned on the german embassy. and in lebanon, it was american restaurants that felt the crowd's wrath. as their colleagues weathered it all overseas, state department officials greeted the bodies of those killed in libya. ambassador chris stevens, who fell in love with middle eastern culture in the peace corps. sean smith, father of two,
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tyrone woods, father of three and glen doherty, a former navy s.e.a.l. and member of a military group devoted to religious tolerance. >> four americans, four patriots, they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. that fundamental american belief that we can leave this world a little better than before. that's who they were and that's who we are. if we want to truly honor their memory, it's who we must always be. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful, internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that, because it is senseless. and it is totally unacceptable.
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>> reporter: but for the average man on the muslim street, it's hard to make sense of a place like america, where anyone can say anything on film. when you grow up under mullahs or dictators, it's hard to comprehend how a message could come out of a country without official approval. >> what is it that you want? >> a promise from the american government that that will not happen the next year or any other year anymore. and all governments stop disrespecting muslims. stop disrespecting our religion. come on. >> reporter: google has agreed to restrict the offensive clip from youtube in india and indonesia, libya and egypt. but it remains widely available online and no telling how many of these people even saw it in the first place. much of this anger may be as much about the history of u.s. foreign policy as it is about one film.
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but so easily lost in all of this camera-ready rage are the millions of moderates. would you ever ask a guy out? >> if i like him that much, yeah, probably would. >> reporter: you would? >> yeah, why not? i mean, what difference does it make who asks who first? my parents really shouldn't be watching this. >> reporter: i met this woman a few years ago in cairo, smart, funny, 21 years old, eager to prove the modern muslim woman can respect her culture and think for herself at the same time. this is your ride? >> this is my ride. normal girl, i'm a normal girl. i like to, i don't know, flip my hair. >> reporter: back then, she refused to accept that violent radicals were only an islamic problem. >> you get it in every religion. i mean, come on, don't tell me -- don't tell me you don't have cuts or radical thinkers in the states. >> reporter: and now? on her facebook page, a condemnation of the violence and
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a call for peace. "i have just one question for those who killed the am gas dar in libya," she writes. kws the prophet muhammad was stoned, exiled, had the intestines of animals thrown at him. at what point in his life does he ever retaliate by becoming violen violent? to love the prophet piameans to adopt his character. how about we start with that before we twist and deform islam into something beyond recognition?" one voice of moderation tonight. "good morning america" will have the latest developments in the morning. and coming up next, we'll shift gears and meet oprah's next star. the life coach who is going door to door, to transform lives. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs.
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with bill weir. >> oprah winfrey may have abdicated her throne as the queen of daytime tv, but she's still the oracle of the she help industry. and like dr. phil before her, she's now extending her star-making touch to help turn and old friend into a new star, even after their most famous falling out. abc's juju chang sat down with oprah and life coach iyanla vanzant to talk about the bumpy road to their new big project. >> not on my watch! >> reporter: iyanla vanzant is the huff-talking -- >> this whole thing is a life. >> reporter: tough loving -- >> look at these three men that you have jerked around. >> reporter: queen of the heal your wounds, pick up the pieces, fix your life counseling. in the late '90s, she was a rising star in the kons that lake of oprah's friends at proteges. >> crazy coming from across the street. >> reporter: her star faded when
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the two parted ways over what iyanla calls a miscommunication. for 11 years, they didn't speak. but a public reconciliation proved to be a master class in how to heal a friendship. >> i love you. and i am now so sorry. >> i am grateful for the broken pieces of our relationship and our being able to mend it. and it is a real sisterhood. >> reporter: now, forgiveness and redemption are seen on her new show, "iyanla: fix my life." >> she has a unique ability to literally be a spiritual surgeon and by spiritual, i mean, to connect to the spirit of the person. and to go in and exorcise whatever it is that is the core of the wound. >> what are you letting go of? >> reporter: painful truths are iyanla's stock and trade. amy, of battlecreek, nebraska,
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let her husband and two sons and ran off with another man. three years later, she's come back with iyanla to try to make things right. >> you've given them the broking pieces of yourself. >> reporter: you give them not just tough love, but tough talk. >> when they write he and tell me what the problem is, i step into the problem as i find it. >> reporter: because you're tough. you are harsh at times. and they thank you for that. >> well, it sounds harsh, because the truth will set you free. now, there's labor pains in order to burst that truth. >> broke my heart. >> reporter: iyanla may be tough on amy, but she also cuts right to the source of her pain. >> like it was my fault. >> reporter: there might be some in the audience who think, shouldn't this be better handled by a psychiatrist. what makes you qualified? >> the fact that i'm a minister, a trained spiritual life coach. the fact that i'm a woman in her 50s who raised three churn and made lots of mistakes along the way. >> reporter: she may have a masters degree in spiritual
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psychology but it seems she's a graduate of the school of hard knocks. you lost your daughter. you lost your job, your house, your marriage. >> yeah. about three months after my daughter had died, and the mental and the emotional and the spiritual pain was just too great to bear. and that's when i realized, i just, i don't want to do this. i don't want to be here anymore. >> reporter: which is what suicide is. >> yeah, so, i asked, please take the pain away. >> reporter: and how much does that give you empathy when you're working with people, that you've been there? >> been there, done that. i'm not teaching theory. this is not theoretical craziment. this is sure enough, from my soul. >> reporter: so, when she speaks, as she often does, of daughters searching for absent father's approval, once again, iyanla speaks from experience. "basketball wives" star evelyn lozada got an earful. >> what scares me the most is --
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>> not being loved. >> reporter: how is a woman that's that beautiful, that desirable, her biggest fear is that she won't be loved? >> what makes you think she knows she's beautiful and desirable? she's a daddiless daughter. and daddy-less daughters have unseen wounds, unhealed scars and unimaginable sorrow in their spirit. >> reporter: iyanla's show takes the therapy outside of a studio and gets into people's personal space. takes them out of their comfort zone. >> cleanse and clear. >> reporter: the skeptical side of me thought, well, they are weeping for the cameras. the minute the cameras are gone, what happens? >> what happens is, that mother and that son healed their relationship. >> we need you. >> reporter: okay, so, tell me what you hear. don't mess up the microphone. >> you really are enough. your presence is enough. you don't have to do anything else. your presence is enough.
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today, a harsh lesson in the illusiveness of provety for the
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future queen of england, as grainy paparazzi photos of her sunbathing someless appeared in a french magazine. thanks to the wonders of the telpphoto lens. if this makes you wince of memories of princess diana, you're not alone. abc's bob woodruff has been traveling with the royal couple and has the latest tonight. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge carried on today, this fourth day of their asia-pacific tour, flashing easy smiles in public that offered no hint of their private anguish. but make no mistake, the publication of the topless photos of catherine has left the future king and queen fuming mad. >> this is exactly the kind of thing he wanted to stop from happening when he brought kate into the royal fold. he wanted to make sure that what happened to his mother didn't happen to his wife and he went to great lengths to try to protect her from this kind of thing. >> reporter: the photos are said to have been taken while the royal couple were staying at this estate in the french countryside. the paparazzi gave similar
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treatment to william's mother, diana. and it was in 1997 that diana left a paris hotel and sped away to avoid paparazzi in pursuit. she was killed when the car crashed in a tunnel. in the wake of her death, laws were changed and the paparazzi promised the royal family they would change their ways. in large measure, they did. but palace officials said today that the publication of the topless photos crossed a red line and set the clock back 15 years. so, now, the royals are taking the fight to the courts, announcing late today that they would sue the french magazine for breech of privacy. >> the poor girl will be afraid to take her socks off anywhere she goes now. >> reporter: abc news will not be showing the photos, which, according to a royal source, the couple learned about as they ate breakfast just a few moments before they paid a visit to a local mosque. >> kate! kate! >> reporter: in a state, st. james palace called the invasion of privacy "grotesque and totally unjustifiable."
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adding, "it was reminiscent of the worst excesses of the press and paparazzi during the life of diane in." >> prince williams is furious about this. he was clearly the driving force behind that statement today. and it is one of the most strongly worded statements i have ever seen from st. james palace. you just don't normally get those kind of comments on the record. >> reporter: these dramatic developments come just weeks after williams's brother, harry, found himself embroiled in a scandal in which nude pictures of him partying in a vegas hotel room surfaces. thus far, william and kate's trip had been a rousing success, making up for some of that royal embarrass m. at every stop, adoring fans clamored, squeezed and stretched to get close enough for even just a glimpse. >> uplifting, exciting. it's away from all the oppressiveness of recessions and euro crisis. >> reporter: catherine's first overseas speech portrayed her growing confidence on the world
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stage. >> it has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here. you have given us the most wonderful welcome. >> reporter: and on tuesday night, her choice of water over wine for a toast at a state dinner set off another furious round of speculation that she might be carrying an heir. but despite the broad condemnation, one french photographer told the bbc that everyone ought to settle down. >> it's stupid because she's a young lady, she's nice. she's not fat. she's beautiful. so, you have to show that. >> reporter: the royal tour will go on, of course. but the atmosphere has definitely changed. and it could get worse. the editor of the french magazine told a british television station that they have more photos, even more intimate. and they might publish those, too. for "nightline," this is bob woodruff in malaysia. >> thank you, bob. and thank you for watching abc news. "gma" will be here in the morning. 'r

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